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Apple iPhone 5S – Leaks And Rumours

Leaked pictures have fuelled speculation that the phone will have a built-in biometric fingerprint scanner.

Du-Google Partnership Aims To Bolster UAE SMEs

Research shows that out of the 200,000 SMEs in the UAE, only 10 per cent have an online presence.

IFA 2013: Panasonic Launches First HDMI 2.0 TV; Sony Unveils Xperia Z1

Tech showcase acts as global launch pad for new products.

LinkedIn Crosses One Million Members In Saudi

Private and public sector firms in the Kingdom are increasingly using LinkedIn for recruitment, the company said.

McAfee Opens First Cyber Defence Centre In Dubai

The centre aims to reduce the response time in the event of a cyber crisis in the Middle East.

Microsoft Acquires Nokia’s Phone Business For $7.2bn

The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014.

Web-Based Apps Pose Tricky Problem For Saudi Monitors

The number of Twitter users in Saudi Arabia nearly doubled in six months to 2.9 million in July 2012, amounting to a little over 10 per cent of the population

Can You Take Legal Action In The UAE If Your Phone Is Faulty?

Data lost cannot be replaced or compensated through legal means, say experts.

Apple Named Top Tablet Producer In ME, Africa

Tablet shipments during the second quarter of this year exceeded PC shipments owing to increased android device users, IDC said.

New York Times, Twitter Hacked By Syrian Group

The Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker group supporting the Syrian government, claimed credit for the attacks.

The World’s Most Popular Search Engines

Google is not the only search engine on the web. Here are some others also worth a try.

Dubai Hospitals To Offer Android Tablets To Patients

Deployment of android tablets will help in building smart hospitals in Dubai, said a top DHA official.

BlackBerry Launches Gold BB Q10 In UAE

The special edition smartphone, priced at Dhs3,799, will be available in white with a gold-coloured stainless steel frame.

Apple To Release New iPhone On September 10 – Reports

The US tech giant is also expected to unveil a new cheaper version of the device next month.

UAE Residents Spend Dhs10,000 Annually On Gadgets

A recent study found 68 per cent of UAE residents spend at least Dhs10,000 every year on technology, with 71 per cent admitting they are addicted.

Majority Of ME Travellers Carry Phones On Holidays

A study by Visa finds regional travellers are “addicted” to their devices with 33 per cent using them to check-in online while abroad.

LG Launches Flagship Optimus G Pro In UAE

The Optimus G Pro, priced at Dhs1,999, comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display and a 13MP rear camera.

Revealed: Top 10 Tech Companies In The World

IBM tops the global list of the world’s biggest ICT companies as ranked by Booz & Co

Samsung Beats Apple To Become Most Profitable Phone Vendor In Q2

The Korean company’s operating profit for its handset division stood at $5.2 billion in the second quarter of the year.

UAE Thwarts Cyber Attacks Targeting Government Sites

The cyber attacks reportedly originated from Egypt.

Middle East Internet Users Addicted To Social Media

A majority of the internet users polled said they preferred virtual communication over face-to-face or telephone conversations.

Masdar PHD Student In Global Challenge Final

Alaeddine Mokri, a student at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, has invented the ‘UltraSmart’ – a smartphone tool for engineers and scientists.

Nokia Launches New Phone With 41-MP Camera

No Middle East release date issued by Nokia, as regional vice president believes the new phone will be popular in the region.

Lenovo Beats HP To Become World’s Top PC Supplier

Industry analysts IDC and Gartner reported that Lenovo reached 16.7 per cent global PC marketshare in Q2 2013.

Google Launches Ramadan Hub For Holy Month

The new hub will stream a live feed from Mecca allowing users to follow the Umrah pilgrimage.

Palestinian To Launch $10m Arabic Online Encyclopedia

Talal Abu Ghazaleh hopes to launch of Tagipedia, a free online Arabic encyclopedia with one million entries by the end of the year.

Nokia Launches New Ramadan Apps On Windows 8 Platform

Apps provide information on prayer timings, location of mosques and iftar and suhoor restaurant options.

Government To Assign Email Addresses To All Iranians

The move is aimed at increasing interaction between state authorities and the citizens.

New Arabic TV Series Hub Launches On YouTube

The new hub will feature over 500 shows and 25,000 episodes of popular Arabic content.

New Broadband Internet Service For UAE Firms

Yahclick,launched by Mubadala owned-Yahsat, promises to offer better connectivity and higher speeds.